Leroy Sane begins life at Bayern Munich with the first training session.
The moment which Bayern Munich fans have been actively looking for more than 12 months finally arrived last month. The German club finally reached an agreement with Manchester City for the transfer of Leroy Sane.
The German international has moved to Munich straightaway, opting against completing the season at the English club. Man City still have FA Cup and Champions League to play this season. However, the German star and the English club decided to complete the transfer straightaway.
Sane started training at Sabner Strasse on Monday. He was spotted doing the training drills with Niklas Sule at the club’s training complex. The German star will need some time to get back to his best as he has just recovered from a cruciate ligament injury, which scuppered the move last summer.
Despite failing to sign him last summer and serious injury he suffered, the German club remained interested in bringing him back to the Bundesliga. While speaking to club’s TV channel (via SportBild), Sane admitted that he is over the moon after started training at the club for the first time.
“It was good to be back on the pitch and to complete my first training session on the training grounds. I’m overjoyed that I’m here.”
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Sane will not be able to play in Bavarian colours till September. The German winger will be cheering for his teammates in the Champions League as they face a daunting path to bring the trophy back to Allianz Arena. His first competitive game will be against Borussia Dortmund in DFL Supercup.
Die Roten has earned a lot of plaudits for completing the transfer since Sane is one of the best wide players in Europe. He will provide the X-factor in the final third and his best years are ahead of him. Despite the pandemic, this transfer has the potential to go down as one of the best deals completed by the German club.
Earlier this week, Lukas Podolski, former Bayern forward, insisted that Sane is yet to show his best despite having a fruitful four year period at Manchester City. Sane became more prolific in the final third under Pep Guardiola, but there is still more to come from him.
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Sane’s addition will bring the best out of other wingers at the club. Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman will get much-needed competition. Most importantly, Hansi Flick will have so many options in the attack. By keeping his fitness at an optimum level by starting training from this week, Sane will be ready to feature in the starting XI against Dortmund in September.